Friday, December 24, 2010

Photo Tour: Faile at Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Faile is two people, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The pair are street artists (I wonder if you are allowed to keep calling yourself a street artist when your art is being exhibited in a chi-chi Chelsea gallery?) who mainly do paste up posters. In this show, the images are dense visual collages with images repeated at various sizes in various configurations. If there is a motif that repeats in this show, it's the sexy girl--particularly two sexy girls kissing. I was a little surprised to see this frat-boy's delight straight out of Girls Gone Wild. It seems retrograde. That said, I like the overall visual assault of the work, the colors, and the staging in the gallery.

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Faile, Bedtime Stories, acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood in steel frame, 2010
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Faile, Sub Rosa, acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood in steel frame, 2010
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Faile, No Change, acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood in steel frame, 2010 
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Faile, Fashions Last Stand, acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood in steel frame, 2010 
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Faile, Faile Tower, acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood in steel frame, 2010 
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Faile, Faile Tower, acrylic and silkscreen ink on wood in steel frame, 2010 

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